COMMENT: During the British siege of Fort Meigs in Ohio, Colonel William Dudley (1766-1813) led 800 Kentucky militia in a sortie to disable British artillery firing on the fort. Though successful in this, they were surrounded by Indians and forced to surrender to the British, and taken to the ruins of Fort Miami. There Indians killed about 30 of them. In all, 650 of the 800 were killed, wounded or captured. The event became known as Dudley’s Massacre. Colonel Matthew Elliot (1739-1814) was an officer in the British Indian Department, who also served as a member in the Upper Canada Legislative Assembly from 1801-1812.
US Frigate Chesapeake Captured?
We learn nothing certain relative to the fate of the Chesapeake. The opinion has become pretty general that she is captured. — Albany Argus
The anniversary of St. John the Baptist, will be celebrated by the Rising Sun Lodge, at Springfield, on Thursday, the 24th inst. The procession will be formed at the Hall at 10 o’clock, A.M. and proceed from thence to the East Meeting House, in said town, where and Oration will be delivered by a brother. The brethren of the adjacent Lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Per order. A. GREEN, Sec’y. Springfield, June 10.
COMMENT: The Rising Sun Lodge in Springfield had been formed on March 5, 1806, but it suspended work in about 1825. The Secretary was Anson Green (1774-1849), who came from Connecticut, and served for a number of years as Springfield Town Clerk.
British Commander Sacked
Governor Prevost is said to have ordered General Sheaffe to England, and to have taken command in person of the forces in Upper Canada.
COMMENT: Boston-born General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe (1763-1851), then commander of British forces in Upper Canada (Ontario), was dismissed and returned to England after the American raid on York (now Toronto) in Upper Canada in 1813, where he was accused of cowardice. He continued, however, to have a successful military career.